15 September 2014

Owl peg you down fridge magnet

This is a large wooden peg, that I have covered and added a strip of
magnet to the back, so when finished with cling to a fridge door
or anything metal.
The owl is a wooden shape that has been painted and googly eyes added for fun.

Chrismas 3d scene

This card was made using the 'build a scene' dies from Xcut.
Just embossed the top layer and added a wooden owl to complete the scene.

Ben's birthday card

My nephew's birthday card. 
He loves his motorbike, so this stamp was perfect.
Die cut cog and embossed to give detail.

space cards

Here are some children's cards made using some
older decoupage and space themed papers.
Great one for the boys who like this sort of thing.

Time waits for no man

This is demo card made using Gorjuss range of crafts.
It is an inset card with clock faces hanging on cotton.

Heart wreath

This was made using an old piece of card board box cut to shape.
Burlap, hessian and ribbon trimmings wrapped around the card.
Die cut flowers, butterflies and leaves adhered to the base along
with a sentiment.

Gosjuss gatefold stepper

The following cards are all made up using three pieces of card
stuck together to make a gatefold stepper card.  They are fairly heavy
cards, but great for demonstration purposes showing what can
be made with scraps.

8 June 2014

Blue Gate Fold Stepper Card

I have named this style of card a gate fold, stepper card
as it is something I have arranged out of using three pieces
 of grey card (odd bits) to make a finished card size to
fit a 6 x 6" envelope.
Cover the panels with Papermania capsule collection
papers once all edges have been inked.
Xcut sew lovely range of dies to cut oval
lace edging on the stamped sentiment, layered onto
the stepper. 
Holes punched into gate fold for ribbon to tie shut.

Xcut flower die used for front decoration.

5 June 2014

Owl & fox

Birthday Card for a friend:
Molly Bloom stamp, watercolour, Lucy Cromwell
papers by Papermania, Pan Pastels, Xcut leaf nesting die,
ribbon, Xcut flower die, Xcut doily die and Marianne
foliage dies.
Using an A5 white card blank mat and layer birdhouse paper onto
blue card stock. cut out doily, flowers and foliage.
Stamp the image onto white card watercolour and cut
out using the leaf nesting die, mat and layer the image.
Using Pan Pastels colour some clouds in the background of
the image. 
Sentiment is from the same paper pack bent and stuck
on either end to form a curve.
The inside of the card was decorated in the same
birdhouse paper and another die cut piece of card
mat and layered with a stamped verse.

4 June 2014

Countryside scene

I have used many stamps to build up a country side scene.
Water colour the scene prior to mat and layering.
I have used Xcut cog dies on red card stock to add interest,
 along with green check ribbon.

Parissiene blue gift box

Parisienne blue gift box:
Papermania papers, pinwheel, ribbon,
buttons, lace paper and a stamped sentiment.
White card 8 x 8" score your card into thirds
horizontal and vertical, then score from each
corner diagonal to the first square, so it looks like
the image below.
 Cut your papers to fit into the panels, ink
the papers edges this makes the whole
project blend well together.
Add your pinwheels, buttons, lace paper etc.,
to each panel.

Punch a hole in each corner, thread your
ribbon and tie into a bow this holds
your box together.

Flap cards

Eau de nil flap cards:
Papermania eau de nil papers,
pinwheel, ribbon and xcut dies.  Bling,
Anita's topper, lace doily and a piece of
Velcro to hold the top flap when closed.
Adhere two 6 x 6" white card so both flap
are standing out the front.

Mat an layer two panels one on the right flap
one being the insert area.

Cover the left flap completely with your chosen paper.

Place your image, pinwheel main feature to show
through the flaps and cut out the holes with your dies
the top flap is a larger hole than the one below.

I then cut the top left hand flap to add
shape using scissors and round the point.

Place your Velcro below the rounded
point on the card to hold the flaps closed.

22 May 2014


I get asked for a lot of different men's cards, 
here is a selection of trains using the same
stamp with different coloured papers and
All these cards are mat and layered onto
6 x 6 Kraft card and this makes a great base
not only the size, but also compliments the
man theme.
I have used an inverted corner punch on all
these cards, it just shows the background layer
up a bit more.
Used the Xcut gear dies with the screw head
LOTV sentiment and Spellbinder large cog die
to cut the image out on this one.

Card with bookmark

This card has been made to fit a 6 x 6 envelope
It has a detachable bookmark so this is a card
and gift in one. 
I have used Anita's Decoupage and did not attached
the first and second layer, so as you open the card
you have the main image framed.
I have embossed the backing papers using the new
A3 embossing folder by Xcut 'butterflies'

30 April 2014

Scrapbook 1946

Scrapbook page using 12 x 12 Kraft card and
Madam Payraud papers.
Class of 1946 photo layered onto red cardstock.
Die cut leaves using Xcut dies, white pen for
stitch detail.
Calendar tab for September (start of school year).
Bare basics hessian star and a metal clock with
hand attached.  Vowels spelt out in wooden letters.

Washi tape ruffled along with a paperclip
with hessian ribbon.

Ploughing Scrapbook

Hubby again being scrap....booked!
Nothing men like more than playing about with
rusty old things in mud.
This was made using 12 x 12 Parisienne blue paper,
edges inked.
I used some of my old paper stock with
music and birds on, cut in half length ways, mat
 and layered each piece. Put a piece of washi
tape up between the two.
Parisenne blue lace paper, seed pockets, die cut
leaves in blue with white stitch detail.

Metal embellishment with saying.
Pen stitch detail to edge of 12 x 12 paper.

Scrapbook fruits

Scrapbook page - Reap the fruits of your labour.
Teal co-ordinations paper and Madam Payraud 12 x 12 paper.
Lace doily, seed pocket with metal embellishment.
Madam Payraud sticker backed onto cardstock.
with bloomer flowers cut in half and Madam Payraud
3d butterfly

Paper strip punched with an Xcut border punch
and sew lovely ribbon pieces.

Sewing Scrapbook Page

This scrapbook page is all about sewing.
I have mainly used the Sew Lovely Range from Docrafts.
In each corner I have die cut the measure tape on to
red cardstock to make them stand out.

Wooden cotton reels from the bare basics range have got
bakers twine wrapped around and adhered to pleated
ribbon. Crochet and felt fabric flowers with button
centres and two jewelled pins. 
A Parissiene paper lace heart placed under the image
along with measuring tape ribbon.